Nostromo ‎– Alien

Bronze ‎– BRO 80
Vinyl, 7"


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Promotional tie-in to (and contains samples from) the 1979 film of the same name.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
101 070, 101 070-100 Nostromo Alien(7", Single) Bronze, Bronze 101 070, 101 070-100 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
BRO 80 Nostromo Alien(7") Bronze BRO 80 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
BRO 80 Nostromo Alien(7", Single) Bronze BRO 80 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
BRO 80 Nostromo Alien(7", Promo) Bronze BRO 80 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 BRO 80, 12BRO 80 Nostromo Alien(12") Bronze, Bronze 12 BRO 80, 12BRO 80 UK 1979 Sell This Version


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June 9, 2016
A different version of this tune (Around the world in 80 seconds)can be found on, Joanne Wilson-Got to have you-Kalinda KD-585. Also on a re-issue from Cultures Of Soul Records COS-503. These versions have a faster BPM and vocals.


October 11, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This is a car boot disco classic! I picked my copy up around 15 years ago in the hope that I had purchased the opening music to the eerie Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack. At first, I thought I had,as the record starts with very creepy atmospherics...then it descends into pure 1970's disco Hell.
If you know the original Alien theme, this record is sure to make you laugh your socks off, it is a camp & trashy disco record bordering on parody. I'm proud to own it.


October 26, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Released in 1979, "Alien" is sure to to be the first song to sample the film of the same name. Opening with the eerie strains of Jerry Goldsmith's score, the song whooshes quickly into incidental electronics and a spiky, discordant melody, played over galloping bassline and an insistent disco thump. It's a great ride.

"Around the World in Eighty Seconds"' nimble bassline and stabbing guitar chords are more typically discoid, but its satisfyingly whooshy ARP (i think?) melodies are as lyrical as anything Arthur Russell gave us, and it has a great beat that would mix well with Legowelt or Bangkok Impact. I'm surprised I haven't heard this in I-F's sets...